Category Archives: IrishGameDev Education

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Ourea wins two awards at Games Fleadh 2020

Rewrite Games, an indie development team in TU Dublin’s School of Media, has won two awards at Ireland’s Games Fleadh, which took place on the 4th March, in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.  Their game Ourea, a cinematic puzzle PC game, picked up two awards as the team of 5 came home with[...]

History of Games Conf – Call for papers

History of Games International Conferences  In 2018 an international steering committee was formed to insure that History of games conferences occur every two years. Members were elected from 10 broad regions around the world and the committee will make sure that conferences alternate between different world regions. New members can[...]

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2019 Games Fleadh Robocode Competition

In 2019 Games Fleadh will be celebrating the Platformer Genre of Games, we will also have our first year undergraduate Robocode Competition. The competition will take place on Wed March 6th in our Thurles Campus. For more info visit

8th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning 28th – 29th June (Cork)

The 8th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (iGBL) will take place at the Clayton hotel in Cork City from June 28th – 29th. iGBL provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and game-based approaches to support motivation, learning,[...]

Writers Game 2018 November 17-18 (Dublin)

Writers Game is an event aiming to bring writers together to collaborate from gaming, film, publishing, and virtual reality. The event will take place at ODEON Point Village on November 17th and 18th. The two day conference will be organised around a series of masterclasses by successful writers and storytellers[...]

State of Play 2018 May 4th (DIT Aungier St.)

State of Play 2018 is an Irish Independent Game Maker event hosted by the School of Media in the Dublin Institute of Technology, in association with the Irish Game Makers Association – IMIRT. The event will take place on Friday, May 4th at DIT Aungier St and will be primarily organised[...]

ADAPT Ethics in Research & Innovation Workshop 5th-6th July (TCD)

  The ADAPT Research Centre is a digital innovation and research organisation developing next generation digital technologies and research. On July 5th and 6th, the centre will hold a two-day interactive workshop entitled “Ethics in Research and Innovation: Methods and Practice”. The ADAPT website provides information on their latest research[...]

Irish Conference on Game-Based learning (iGBL2017)

  The call for participation to the 7th Irish Conference on Game-Based learning (iGBL2017) is now open. iGBL2017 will be held on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 in Cork, and they welcome abstracts for game demos, presentations or workshops on the themes of games for learning, motivation and change. The Irish[...]

Game Dev engineers wanted

Get school students excited about coding and participate in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here Ireland! I’m an Engineer is an online activity where engineers talk to school students from all over Ireland at Games developers are wanted for the Coding Zone in the next event, funded by SFI Discover and running between 29th February–11th[...]

Zap that Code

A new book aimed at younger coders will provide source code for twenty classic game types. Young coders can type in the code directly and then run it. “I wanted to createa book that would get non-coders interested and allow them to have fun creating games using code.” – Gary[...]

Free Course in Games & Interactive Technologies

Pulse College launches FREE Course in Gaming & Interactive Technologies for long term unemployed   Pulse College, the education faculty of world renowned Windmill Lane Studios, specialising in education programmes in Music, Audio, Filming, Gaming and Animation announced a FREE 33 Week Course in Self Employment for Gaming & Interactive[...]

New animation short courses

  Animation Skillnet provides subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. They run high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and they organise and support professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally.   Check them out here:[...]

Fungus available on Unity Asset Store

As presented at State of Play 2015 in Dublin by Chris Gregan, Fungus is an open source tool and we are delighted to hear that it is now available via the Unity Asset Store. Add colourful characters and craft gripping storylines for your game – for free and with no[...]

Graduates: The Bridge 2015 is open

The Bridge 2015 is seeking applications from recent graduates (animation/games/vfx) and older graduates (animation/games/vfx) for the 2015 Bridge programme, an intensive 8 week programme (between June and August) that aims to take graduates and make them “Industry Ready” by placing them in studios and offering them onsite and offsite training. This year[...]

New Beginners Game Dev Course – CityWest

Refrigeration Training has been in touch to say that they are doing to be offering a Beginners Game Development Programme. It is currently a non accredited course, but if they get enough interest, they  will put it through the FETAC/QQI QA procedure. This is a crash course in Unity3d development. Learn the basics[...]

New Database of Game Related Courses

It is January and that time of year when secondary school students, people thinking of a career change, and those interested in further training, are galvanised by the CAO deadlines in the Republic of Ireland and the UCAS system in Northern Ireland (which has different deadlines!). Here on we usually get[...]

New Game Art and Design Programme (LIT Clonmel)

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) are pleased to announce the launch of a new Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Game Art and Design. This programme will run on the LIT Clonmel campus where it will compliment our current suite of[...]

The Bridge 2014 review

The Bridge programme was set up to run short training courses to address or ‘Bridge’ the skills gap evident in the Games, Animation and VFX sectors between what education currently provides and emerging trends in the corresponding industry demands. As part of the programme, participants get to work in-house on[...]

124 minutes of State of Play Goodness (DIT)

Hugh, Bryan and Brian from DIT have been rendering the video from the State of Play 2014 September Special that happened last month. They have kindly provided it now at this link, or you can enjoy it right here on tv :) The talks were to a packed house,[...]

IT Carlow celebrates 10 years in #irishgamedev with Brenda & John Romero

As most of you know at this stage renowned game designer Brenda Romero is currently visiting many of the colleges in Ireland that have games related degrees. The visit was proposed by Bob Jackson, a lecturer at the Institute of Technology, Tralee and is funded under the Fulbright programme. As part[...]

Computer Games For Disabled Or Underrepresented People

Games development is perhaps one of the least explored areas of accessible design. A new aesthetics theme at the upcoming 9th International Computer Games Conference to take place in Dublin from 22nd to 24th November 2006, will provide an opportunity for contributors to address a broad range of questions in[...]

Ludo Is Ten Years Old

Hard to believe but the LUDO course in Ballyfermot College of Further Education is ten years old and this year students on the course will showcase their final work experience project as part of the wider Ballyfermot Senior College open day which will take place on the 1st of June between 2 and 8 pm in the Irish Film Institute (IFI).

Ballyfermot Open Day

at the Irish Film Institute from 2-8pm. screenings of game intro at 2, 4, and 6.30pm in cinema and playable demo upstairs. including animation and games.. Find the IFI – Ballyfermot College of Further Education –

Ghostly Crime Thriller Game Wins

Well it is hard to keep up with rumours on the forums but here are more details on the Dare to be Digital Ireland winners this year. Doesn't pick its newbies well! Well done to all!!